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Why companies should consider the gamification of work

One item on every HR agenda is employee retention. Many companies have to deal with high employee turnover rates — and the costs that come along. All the efforts put into attracting the best talent ar...

5 tricks to help learners better remember training courses [Infographic]

Do you remember how to apply Pythagoras’ theorem? What about the chemical formula for coffee? Or the capital city of Armenia? I used to know these all — and more. Used to is a very important keyword h...

Is your company ready for the iGeneration?

I don’t know about you, but I find shopping malls to be tremendously tiring: so many choices, so many people, so much noise. But at the same time, shopping malls can be truly surprising, and even insp...

Empowering employees with mobile learning

The business world has changed fundamentally in the past decade due to the increase in mobile device usage. The internet is nowadays a commodity as essential as electricity – living without it pretty ...

Why can't organizations learn and innovate fast enough?

We're living in the era of acceleration, and technology is the main driver. Technology has changed the way we communicate, shop, find a parking space, do our banking, date, exercise, learn... you name...

The positive impact of a corporate LMS

Fast. This is the single word that sums up our current world. Everything is fast. Running is the new walking. If you dare to pause for one second too much you get left behind. Do you know any successf...

How LMSs help companies ride the wave of knowledge transfer

With incredible amounts of data surrounding the workplace and different generations of employees — more or less experienced and tech-savvy — working together, companies need a strong ally if they want...

Engaging the modern learner: 6 tips for instructional designers [Infographic]

Hiring ads today have come a long way from Help wanted!. Companies looking for new employees need to focus not only on what they want from a new hire, but they also have to showcase the position they ...

The role of AR technology in making learners imagine

Children have this incredible capability to transform their reality in a matter of seconds into something magical: a place where everything can happen and the only limits are one’s imagination. No mat...

Is the 70:20:10 learning model right for your organization?

Learning never stops. You can never know too much of something. You start with the theory, then get directions from an instructor, and the rest is up to you to practice, observe others, ask questions ...

Why m-learning needs to be in a company L&D strategy

Everyone around us has been bitten by the mobile bug. The world has more mobile devices than it has people. From corporate CEOs, managers and fearless entrepreneurs, to busy-bee knowledge-based employ...

Reusable Learning Object Methodology – A way to design blended learning

It was in 2004 when I was introduced to the Reusable Learning Object methodology. Our training manager was awesome — he was business savvy, empowered us to do what we needed to do, BUT he didn't have ...

7 e-learning trends for 2017

December is a hard month. There are only four weeks until the end of the year, and millions of things to be done by then. Supermarkets show off specific isles for the holiday season, people are thinki...

The power of gamified content in training courses

As a kid I never wanted to grow up. I had such a great time, everything was a like a game, and I didn’t want it to end, never ever. In my childish mind, growing up was like a barrier where the fun and...

5 graphic design rules to keep in mind when creating online courses

Do you remember your first training? I remember bits of mine. I do recall it was fun and interactive and the trainer had a special technique for helping us remember important information. She would wr...

How business training can use context-sensitive learning to boost results

Microsoft’s Clippy – oh how I miss him… This little bit of animation that always used to offer me help that never quite hit the mark. I remember fondly swapping the characters for my amusement (which ...

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